Episode 40: Young Marchers Take Washington

This week on the Sunday talk shows, there was dichotomy of conversations with domestic and foreign implications. On the domestic side, after weeks of buildup, we saw hundreds of thousands students, parents, educators, and other activists march the streets of Washington DC. They were motivated and passionate and united on one cause: to address American gun violence. There were also almost 900 marches around the world. It was extremely moving to see— and frustrating to see the effort undervalued on some of the talk shows.  

On the foreign side, HR McMaster is being removed from his post as National Security Advisor and is being replaced by John Bolton. Bolton was an UN Ambassador from 2005 to 2006. He is staunch war hawk— he was supporter for the Iraq War and is supportive of regime change in both North Korea and Iran. And given that both of those nation states are in delicate diplomatic negotiations… his appointment has lots of people feeling uneasy.

  • Introduction
  • Highlight/lowlight
  • Young people take command
  • Bolton in the White House   
  • Rankings
  • Closing

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